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Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part Mass market paperbound - 1979

by Michael Shurtleff


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When Streisand, Redford, Vereen, Tomlin, Midler, and Hoffman got their first breaks Michael Shurtleff was there. Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like Chicago and Becket and for films like The Graduate and Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important how for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role! Twelve guideposts for actors plus:
Style - Pace - Over-Acting - Distractions - Risks - Drama - Musical Theater - Comedy - Self-Rescue - Seduction - Eye Contact
. . . And more!

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Michael Shurtleff has been casting director for Broadway shows like "Chicago and "Becket and for films like "The Graduate and "Jesus Christ Superstar. His legendary course on auditioning has launched hundreds of successful careers. Now in this book he tells the all-important HOW for all aspiring actors, from the beginning student of acting to the proven talent trying out for that chance-in-a-million role!

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  • Title Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part
  • Author Michael Shurtleff
  • Binding Mass Market Paperbound
  • Edition [ Edition: Repri
  • Pages 288
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Bantam, New York
  • Date 1979-12-02
  • Features Index, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9780553272956 / 0553272950
  • Weight 0.3 lbs (0.14 kg)
  • Dimensions 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.8 in (17.27 x 10.41 x 2.03 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Acting, Acting - Auditions
  • Dewey Decimal Code 792.028

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"What a book! Yet it's so simple that you learn without feeling it happen. Thank you, Michael; we needed it."—Joshua Logan

About the author

Besides working as a casting director with Joshua Logan, Bob Fosse, Tom O'Horgan, Mike Nichols, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Stuart Ostrow, David Merrick, and others, Michael Shurtleff still finds time to write plays and novels, direct films, teach his famous auditioning course, and regularly see at least a dozen plays and films every week. He does as he advises his readers: "Everyday learn. Learn enough so you can do good theater."
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